NO-DOT NEEDS AN MRI TO DIAGNOSE HIS SPINAL CORD INJURY
My name is No-dot, because I don’t have a dot on my head, my brother has 2 dots. I was born on May 1, 2016, in a loving home and had a blast with my 2 brothers and 3 sisters. I know I am mom’s favorite because I was born first. But I know she loves each one of us and she was there for my doggie mom when we were born. My mom wanted to keep all of us but knew she couldn’t. However, she was determined to find us loving, forever homes. In July I went to live with a family that was well recommended and really wanted me, they had a Jack Russell and assured my mom that they were a loving, pet friendly, forever home. She cried and cried that morning; she knew she would miss me. She took pictures of me and a video. On September 13th my mom got a phone call from a friend advising that my adoptive mom no longer wanted me because I couldn’t walk. She said she was going to drop me off at a shelter or put me to sleep. My mom was heartbroken and couldn’t understand what had happened. She could only think of the happy, playful, loving puppy I was. She immediately came and picked me up. She asked my adoptive mom all kinds of questions, but she wasn’t truthful about anything and wouldn’t give my mom a straight answer. I wish I could have told my mom how I got hurt. My mom couldn’t understand how someone could hurt her little baby; she held me in her arms and cried. My mom took me directly to the vet that my adoptive mom said she had taken me to multiple times. The vet’s office confirmed my mom’s worst fears; I hadn’t received the care my adoptive mom claimed to have given me. I am very thin and I can’t hold myself up or walk because my hind legs won’t work. My mom was hopeful because when she picked me up I wagged my tail (which now appears to have been slammed in a door). The Doctor examined me and when he touched a spot on my back it really hurt and I let out a cry, which made my mom cry too. My X-Rays did not show any fractures in my back but the Vet sadly told my mom that I have a spinal cord injury. The vet suggested they put me to sleep. My family couldn’t do it, they love me too much. They took me home, got me a new bed and some diapers (I can’t control going to the bathroom- it just happens) and promised that they will do whatever they can to help me get better. The only way I can get better is if I have an MRI, so that a treatment plan can be established. My mom called every rescue and vet clinic to try to get me help. She hasn’t been successful, but I know she will never give up. She’s like that. My family can’t afford the test and the treatment that may follow. If you can find a place in your heart, please help me and my family. They really love me and I love them. Now that I’m home I feel safe. In the meantime, I still wag my tail and try to put on a happy face for my family but- ALL I WANT TO DO IS RUN AND PLAY LIKE THE OTHER PUPPIES. IF YOU CAN HELP, MY MOM WOULD BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL. THANK YOU FOR READING MY STORY.